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Learn C# by Building a Simple RPG – Install Visual Studio Express 2013


In order to create a program, you need an editor. An editor is basically a specialized word processor that helps you write your programs.

There are many editors you could use, but most C# programmers use a version of Visual Studio.

For this guide, we’ll use Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop. It’s the current version, and is free to download. You can get it here:

Click on the “Downloads” link, to get to the page with all the available versions of Visual Studio.

Scroll down to find “Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop”.

Be sure to use this version. There are several other versions available. The other versions let you create websites, programs for Windows phones, or programs for Windows 8. But the one we’ll use in this guide is the one for “Windows Desktop”.

Here’s a video to show how to download and install Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.

Link to video on YouTube

It may take a while to complete the download. If your Internet speed is 1 megabit per second, expect it to take around two hours to download. Hopefully your Internet is faster than that.

Once you complete the installation, you’ll need to reboot your computer.

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